Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Video Forages Series: Alfalfa

Do cattle understand death?

Do cattle understand death?

Joe Epperly

Ruminationsfromtheroad

Recently, I was talking to a beautiful girl in a bar and after we had gone through the normal, “Are you a real cowboy?” conversation, she made an interesting comment. She told me that she hasn’t been able to feel good about eating beef since she went by a large processing plant in South Dakota.

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Take Management Steps to Provide Cattle Clean Water

Take Management Steps to Provide Cattle Clean Water

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we began an in-depth look at why water is so important and what contributes to water quality.

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Pasture Preparation

Pasture Preparation

Kasey Miller

Angus Journal

‘In the last 10 to 15 years, the vast majority of cattle producers have been affected by drought. It’s an issue we can’t ignore; it won’t go away,” says Jerry Volesky, range and forage specialist from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL).

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Economics of trich

Economics of trich

Bovine Veterinarian

Besides being a herd health and biosecurity nightmare, trichomoniasis is costing producers missed dollars across the country. In states like Arkansas, emergency bull testing requirements were passed this summer due to outbreaks.

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Animal Farm Revisited

Animal Farm Revisited

John Harrington

DTN

Several days before departing for hog heaven, Old Major, the prize boar of George Orwell’s "Animal Farm," called a meeting of his barnyard comrades to present his vision of animal liberation.

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Elanco Partners With Heifer International To Defeat World Hunger

Elanco Partners With Heifer International To Defeat World Hunger

Oklahoma Farm Report

“Heifer International is a 65-year-old-plus organization,” Neu said. We are about ending hunger and poverty. That’s our mission statement. Ending hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. And the way we do that is we provide animals and the care and training of the animals to families all over the world. We’re currently in 40 countries but we’ve operated in 53 since its inception.”

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Group aims to make beef production more efficient, environmentally responsible

Group aims to make beef production more efficient, environmentally responsible

Dan Voorhis

The Wichita Eagle

World population is projected to grow to over 9billion people by 2050, with a growing slice rich enough to eat beef.

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Make sure cows are receiving adequate nutrition

Make sure cows are receiving adequate nutrition

Eric Knock, DVM

Tri State Neighbor

This calving season holds much anticipation for cattle producers with the record-high prices we have been seeing and hope to continue to receive.

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Drylot Beef Cow/Calf Production

Drylot Beef Cow/Calf Production

V.L. Anderson, Animal Scientist, Carrington Research Extension Center           

North Dakota State University, S.L. Boyles, Beef Extension Specialist, The Ohio State University

The drylot beef cow/calf enterprise is an alternative management system to traditional pasture or range beef production. Strictly defined, it is feeding confined cow/calf pairs in a feedlot environment during part or all of the traditional summer or fall-winter grazing season.

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